After the release of two EPs, Flyying Colours are set to release their debut album Mindfullness in September on Club AC30. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band’s beautifully dynamic new offering showcases their talent for uniting a delicate vocal melody with a satisfying thick wall of abrasive drums and guitars.
Long Holiday echoes the sun-tinged indie of the ‘90s, layered with ethereal harmonies and languid, hazy guitars, whilst the phenomenal 1987 is punchy and playful; reminiscent of the intelligent garage-indie of Broken Social Scene. Fuzzy psychedelic track Mellow is reverb-drenched, punctuated by distant vocals and dense sonic guitars. The post-rock drone of Roygbiv follows, and Sun Hail and Rain’s continuous percussive drive and grooving bassline allows the perfectly aligned male/female vocals to shimmer. Title track Mindfullness employs a post-punk sway, buzzing with distorted guitars and power chords.
Formed in 2011 in Brunswick by school friends Brodie and Gemma, they played every show they could week in, week out in Melbourne’s bustling inner north to finesse their sound. Debut single Wavygravy (2013) perfectly set the scene by truly capturing the unhinged essence of a Flyying Colours show.
The Melbourne quartet have since spent the last year touring with label mates pinkshinyultrablast as well as Johnny Marr, Brian Jonestown Massacre and A Place To Bury Strangers, whilst releasing singles “Not Today” and “Running Late” taken from their second EP, ROYGBIV.
1. It’s Tomorrow Now
2. Long Holiday
3. This is What You Wanted
5. Morning Stoner
8. Sun Hail and Rain